All the hottest shows on TV this week!

2017-08-13 11:59

Johannesburg - City Press lists its picks of what's hot on TV this week.

Sunday, 13 August

Witches of Gambaga

BET (DStv channel 129), 22:00

This disturbing exposé took five years, and collaboration between those affected as well as activists, to put together. It tells the tale of a 100-strong community of women condemned to live as “witches” in northern Ghana.

The Americans

M-Net City (DStv channel 115), 21:00

A pair of deep-cover Soviet spies living in suburban Washington masquerade as a typical couple whose children, neighbours, co-workers and friends are unaware of their true identity.

Counter Culture

SABC3 (DStv channel 193), 21:30

This local documentary show profiles a female drag racer who is changing the face of illegal car racing.

Scare Tactics

Sony (DStv channel 128), 15:00

This show, the latest in a string of “reality-based programming”, will feature Candid Camera-like stunts inspired by scenes from horror and science fiction shows and movies. Tracy Morgan is the host.

NEW SHOW - Life of Kylie

E! Entertainment (DStv channel 124), 20:00

An inside look at the professional and personal life of Kardashian little sister Kylie Jenner.

Monday, 14 August

Family Feuds

SABC2 (DStv channel 192), 22:00

Hosted by clinical psychologist Khosi Jiyane, this six-part documentary series focuses on families with broken bonds and conflicts. The programme creates a constructive platform for families to begin an honest conversation and work towards a meaningful resolution as part of their healing process.

Tuesday, 15 August

Ocean Patrol

CBS Reality (DStv channel 132), 19:30

This exciting series follows the men and women who patrol and protect New Zealand’s precious waterways. Follow along as they encounter all sorts of obstacles.

Gator Boys

Animal Planet (DStv channel 183), 19:10

It’s quite possible your idea of fun isn’t wrestling alligators. Well, that’s the kind of thinking keeping the Gator Boys, Paul and Jimmy, busy!

Wednesday, 16 August

MTV Base VJ Search

MTV Base (DStv channel 322), 21:30

The top 25 hopefuls have been chosen for the national callbacks. Celebrity judges have lined up some hectic challenges to help them make the dramatic cut from 25 to the top four.

A Very Soul Train R&B House Party

BET (DStv channel 129), 21:00

Legendary US music show Soul Train aired from 1971 to 2006, and featured some of the best in the music industry. In this special, turn the clock back to the 90s, when R&B acts ruled and spread their message of love, peace and soul.

Guinness World Records Smashed UK

Discovery Family (DStv channel 136), 19:20

Guinness World Records Smashed was a British television show for Sky1 that featured record attempts, celebrity guests and death-defying stunts.

The Queen

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 21:00

When the husband of a successful businesswoman and loving wife discovers her dreadful secrets, she is forced into a corner, with no choice but to do the unthinkable.


SABC1 (DStv channel 191), 22:00

A sports magazine show like no other. Join Thomas Mlambo and the team for fresh and entertaining interviews and highlights.

Thursday, 17 August

Ring of Lies

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 19:00

Thando manipulates Mandla into allowing her to stay in the spare room. Gugu is getting worried about the extreme measures Kabelo goes to to lose weight.

NEW SEASON - American Crime

M-Net (DStv channel 101), 21:30

In the season premiere of this critically acclaimed crime anthology series, illegal immigrant Luis Salazar arrives in the US to find work. From the Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years a Slave.

Friday, 18 August


MTV Base (DStv channel 322), 16:00

Let the weekend begin! Maximise those Friday vibes with Africa’s top DJs, who mix and blend the world’s hottest club tunes to get you in the mood for a party.

Usathane Akanaqiniso

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 18:00

In this local film, a doctor’s failing marriage leads to his having an affair with another woman, only to realise that the woman is not who he thinks she is.


Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103), 19:00

Check out the revamped V-Entertainment, which is hosted by Somizi Mhlongo, Nomuzi Mabena, and Siyabonga “Scoop” Ngwekazi. They collect all the week’s hottest news, journalistic insights, interviews and fun moments together, and chat about them in this 30-minute show.

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